Nose Surgery Without Packing
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Rhinoplasty has been around for millennia, and since its inception, numerous new strategies and techniques have been developed to refine the procedure. A common contemporary practice among plastic surgeons is to use packing during recovery. Having performed rhinoplasty for many years on patients from all over the world, Dr. Joshua Halpern has found that nasal packing is unnecessary and excessively painful. Nose surgery without packing leads to a better recovery experience for the patient.
The Problems With Nasal Packing
While the motivation to reduce bleeding can be a valid reason to use nasal packing, it can also do more harm than good. Even while reducing bleeding, it is rough on the tissues and can lead to excessive bruising. It can also increase the risk of infection. Nasal packing leads to a worse recovery experience, as it is uncomfortable and often painful for the patient. Recovering patients with nasal packing may need stronger narcotics to manage the discomfort, and antibiotics may also be necessary to prevent infection or toxic shock syndrome. Removing the packing can be so painful that some patients feel like they are in shock afterward.
Rhinoplasty Recovery Without Nasal Packing
Recovery from rhinoplasty without nasal packing is a far better experience with significantly less pain and discomfort. Dr. Halpern uses his Finesse Technique when performing rhinoplasty, which further reduces pain during recovery. With the Finesse Technique, there is less bruising and swelling, a quicker recovery, and for some patients, an entirely pain-free experience. Having found that nasal packing is unnecessary and antiquated, and also knowing just how much patients detest it, Dr. Halpern avoids using this technique. In doing so, Dr. Halpern provides his patients with a much better experience during recovery after rhinoplasty.
Dr. Halpern is a skilled and talented rhinoplasty surgeon with years of experience refining and performing his specialized Finesse Technique. To request your personal consultation with Dr. Halpern today, call (813) 872-2696 or complete our online contact form.